Event Date: 08 Jun 2020 - 1 days
Venue: Central SolentLocation: Cowes United Kingdom

A great excuse to get out for some solo and double-handed race training on Sunday 7th June

The COVID SHAKEDOWN RACE is set for Saturday 6th June 2020

POSTPONED to SUNDAY 7th June due to high winds forecast on Saturday - More details & a fleet email coming imminently

At the request of a number of our Double-Handed friends, THERE IS A DOUBLE-HANDED CLASS for teams that comply with current Covid Social Distancing rules. We set the precedent a few years back in allowing a two handed Class 40 start, and in these strange times generally devoid of Club yacht racing activity, it makes sense to be cooperative.

As this event is being pitched as a season warm up training race you do not require a valid IRC Certificate, however without one a TCF of 2.000 will be applied!!!

We realise this is short notice and some of you may not have your boats ready, so we are staging this as a FREE to enter non-points scoring Inshore Race. A great excuse to get out on the water, get a race in, and use as training. Whilst it is non-points scoring, we will have a prize for this race at the annual prize-giving, so no excuses!!

The usual SORC rules and safety critera will apply, amended to allow a Double-Handed Class.

As Covid rules currently stand, solo yacht racing does comply. However, there will be no formal apres race social and we have to return home for the night. So the the race will be started and finished in the Central Solent to make things as viable as possible. If restrictions are eased, then we can modify the plan.

World reknown marine photgrapher, Rick Tomlinson, will be out in his rib as the official Event Photographer. So please check his website for proofs of your boat which you can buy direct from Rick.

Cowes Harbour is open to short stay visitors (not overnight). Please see the LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 17(T) of 2020

Email if you are interested?


Please read BOTH the Sailing Instructions AND Ammendment No. 1 to Sailing Instructions




AMENDMENT No. 1 to Sailing Instructions


AMENDMENT No. 2 to Sailing Instructions


The SI's should be used in conjunction with our 2020 NOTICE OF RACE document.



ENTRY LIST (at 06/06/20 - IRC ratings have not been checked so provisional

    Boat Name Boat Type Sail Number IRC TCF
SORC Class 1          
Stephen Scholefield Mustigo II J-111 IRL7111 1.098
Sam Mabey Lightning Reflex Reflex 38 GBR7380R 1.056
Noel Cockle Monocle Beneteau Oceanis 45 GBR 4441 L 1.054
Gavin Howe Tigris Sun Fast 3600 GBR914R 1.052
Rob Craigie Bellino Sun Fast 3600 GBR 8657 L 1.041
Sam Cooper Tigris J-88 GBR4688R 1.031
Nigel Colley Fastrak XII Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 GBR7933R 1.027
Wayne Mortiboys Nautibuoys Seascape 24 GBR 68 1.018
Peter Newlands Anticipation Beneteau First 40.7 GBR7041R 1.009
Richard Palmer Jangada JPK1010 GBR958R 1.008
Kate Cope Purple Mist Sunfast 3200 R2 GBR 4867L 1.002
Chris West Hysteria Jeanneau One Design 35 GBR9412R 1.001
Jeremy Freeman Juliette J-105 GBR 9405 R 0.999
Simon Mitchell Roxanne Sun Fast 3200 GBR2539L 0.997
Richard Clark Fury Sun Fast 3200 GBR 8760 R 0.993
SORC Class 2          
David Cule Mint Julep Dufour 382 GL GBR4410L 0.973
Christoph Friedrich Felix X 332 GBR4350L 0.967
Kirsteen Donaldson Pyxis X332 GBR5963T 0.955
Edward Sneddon Papillon Beneteau First 300 Spirit GBR947R 0.938
JEFFREY Knapman Virago MG 335 GBR 1396T 0.925
Steven Reeves Moonwolf Beneteau Oceanis 31 GBR 9478R 0.896
Paul  Reymond Oi oi Parker 275 5367T 0.858
SORC Class 3          
Rob Macgregor Dark Horse Mustang 30 GBR6384T  
John Skipper Magewind Maxi 1050 GBR 8485T  
Christopher Ling Pocket Battleship Django 770 GBR7753R  
Double Handed Class 4          
Jonathan Bevan Jelenko Sun Fast 3600 GBR 3759L 1.040
Peter Bacon Sea Bear Sun Fast 3300 USA 61287 1.040
Ole Bettum Alamara IV Grand Soleil 34 GBR6834R 1.021
James Owen Jet J-99 GBR7899R 1.013
Natalie Jobling Mostly Harmless J105 GBR3111N 1.004
Jonathan Maguire Aviva Sun Fast 3200 GBR 4690R 1.000
Tony White Mzungu Sun Fast 3200 GBR8956R 0.994
Nick Lee Wee Bear Projection 920 (Mod) GBR9203R 0.973
Rob Salter Adelie X-332 GBR9690 0.968
Oliver Love Frank3 SJ320 GBR6455R 0.961
Double Handed Class 5          
Jon Rowe Give Me Five Mini 650 / Pogo 2 FRA 426  



Ignore the following entry list, it is not set up to handle the one off solo and double-handed entries...

Current Entries

The follow people have entered this race to date.

Entrant Boat IRC
Stephen Scholefield Mustigo II 1.098
Gavin Howe Tigris 1.055
Noel Cockle Monocle 1.054
Rob Craigie Bellino 1.041
Sam Mabey Lightning Reflex 1.036
Nigel Colley Fastrak XII 1.027
Wayne Mortiboys Nautibuoys 1.018
James Owen Jet 1.013
Peter Newlands Anticipation 1.009
Richard Palmer Jangada 1.008
Tom Hayhoe Mostly Harmless 1.004
Kate Cope Purple Mist 1.002
Chris West Hysteria 1.001
Jeremy Freeman Juliette 0.999
Simon Mitchell Roxanne 0.997
Tony White Mzungu 0.994
Richard Clark Fury 0.993
Nick Lee Wee Bear 0.973
Robert Salter Adelie 0.968
Christoph Friedrich Felix 0.967
oliver Love Frank3 0.961
John Skipper Magewind 0.957
Kirsteen Donaldson Pyxis 0.955
Edward Sneddon Papillon 0.938
Claire Dresser Lady Penrose 0.933
JEFFREY Knapman Virago 0.925
Christopher Ling Pocket Battleship 0.913
Steven Reeves Moonwolf 0.896
Paul Reymond Oi oi 0.858
David Cule Mint Julep 0
Jon Rowe Give Me Five 0
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